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There has been a sad lack of preying mantis around this year, so this is a re-work of one I uploaded as a variant last year. The had spotted another mantis above him and was ready to do battle Smile

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:angry mantis
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:27 Aug 2012 - 5:28 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Preying mantis, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:72

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 5:45 AM

Wow Carol, that's an amazing shot! I've never seen a mantis in this pose before, very impressive isn't he! A superb capture.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 5:49 AM

You shouldn't complain really mate, at least you get them......But then again you don't see Hedgepiggie's so I guess that's fair Wink

Ade

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 6:07 AM

Didn't know they went to war, paint and all!
But then again, I saw a mantis eating a hopper bigger than herself on saturday ...
And you are right, not many about.

A fantastic shot btw.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43424 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 6:13 AM

A rather fantastic macro photograph Carol, full of gorgeous natural colour, superb detail, which enhances the beauty of this rather handsome looking 'Mantis' even further, and so very well indeed. A real pleasure to sit back view and admire greatly.

Regards Nathan

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tonyguitar
27 Aug 2012 - 6:28 AM

He looks so different. Looks like the demise of a butterfly somehow. Our mantis are usually a livid green in colour. Lots to learn in the mantis realm. TG

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 6:30 AM

Wonderful pose and colours. He's making quite a display!

Ann

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howdog
howdog  625 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 7:01 AM

Great work Carol! Now we know where the idea came from for the film Alien!Smile
Iain

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84308 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 7:15 AM

Wonderful colours!

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 7:32 AM

Great close up shot............he does look angry..........SmileSmileSmile

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 7:38 AM

One of your very best Carol ~ excellent macro.

Albert

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Deep_Bhatia
27 Aug 2012 - 7:40 AM

Beautifully done, Carol. Really seems to be very angry. Deep

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 - 8:11 AM

Super capture, Carol.

P.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 8:14 AM

Good image showing its aggressive postureSmile
Carole

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
27 Aug 2012 - 8:15 AM

Very well captured Carol.
A definite lack of bugs this year. Was just saying the other day that I had seen few wasps, then discovered a nest in my shed Sad, bug man called in to remove it. Moira

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digital_boi
27 Aug 2012 - 8:29 AM

good one Carol lots of colours and tones not seen before in a mantis

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
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27 Aug 2012 - 8:30 AM

Did you not hang around for the fight?Smile A rather impressive pre-fight 'display', Carol.

Dave

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Rock
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27 Aug 2012 - 8:36 AM

Superb.

Rock

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 8:42 AM

A chest beating moment, methinks. Well caught.
jon

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64533 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 9:03 AM

Wow, that's wonderful Carol. I never even knew they had little wing things, let alone seen them. And the whiskers! Top shot. Smile
x

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barbarahirst
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27 Aug 2012 - 10:18 AM

whoah!!!

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Irishkate
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27 Aug 2012 - 11:39 AM

Gosh the mantis looks a very large insect - you've captured it's size and shape so well
in a great Natural History image.
I admire your understanding of it's mood.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 11:57 AM

That's what happens when the female population gets out of hand...a lesson to us all GrinGrinGrin

Nice to see the not very often seen wings.

Barry

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TonyDy
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27 Aug 2012 - 11:59 AM

Superb shot, Carol - I have never been able to capture one in this pose. obviously, the ones I have come across were more laid back!!!
Tony

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raygregson
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27 Aug 2012 - 12:27 PM

superb image carol.ray

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Sylviwhalley
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27 Aug 2012 - 1:52 PM

Stunning capture,
Sylvia

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prabhusinha
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27 Aug 2012 - 1:53 PM

Straight from comic book like a mini Dragon taking off.

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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
27 Aug 2012 - 2:12 PM

Wow what excellent timing and detail brill.
jj

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Silverzone
27 Aug 2012 - 2:26 PM

Super pose. Just as I was starting to see some butterflies emerging the heavens have opened again and more bank holiday events have had to be cancelled. Sylvia

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FeatherFriend
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27 Aug 2012 - 3:27 PM

Great detailed shot Carol...........would love to see one of these,
Geoff.

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achieverswales
27 Aug 2012 - 4:21 PM

Stunning Carol, seen these in Cyprus but not lucky to get a good shot of one.


Regards

Trev.

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ChristineD
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27 Aug 2012 - 4:23 PM

That is an amazing shot, the detail is fabulous.

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SUE118
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27 Aug 2012 - 4:54 PM

Brilliant shot.

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Glostopcat
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27 Aug 2012 - 5:05 PM

What a wondeful pose from this little chap, it looks just like a mythical creature

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bricurtis
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27 Aug 2012 - 5:23 PM

Superb Carol - it looks like it is showing its battle colours in those wings.
Brian.

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MisterGrimshaw
27 Aug 2012 - 5:42 PM

hiya carol Smile

see your as fab at this insect lark as ever


fab fab fab shot x

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TrevBatWCC
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27 Aug 2012 - 7:10 PM

Super shot, Carol, not many bugs and creepy-crawlies around here - think they've all gone abroad to escape this miserable weather we're having! Wink
Trev Smile

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dmhuynh72
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27 Aug 2012 - 7:17 PM

I thought they are normally green in colour Carol? Just hope they'll be back soon, and a lovely capture.
regards
Yung

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sweetpea62
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27 Aug 2012 - 7:28 PM

A brilliant pose and a superb capture Carol..Lin

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mikepearce
27 Aug 2012 - 9:08 PM

Great. Macro work of an amazing creature!

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pluckyfilly
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27 Aug 2012 - 9:21 PM

OOOerrrrrrr fantastic shot Carol

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pamelajean
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27 Aug 2012 - 9:53 PM

There may not be so many bugs around, but you always find some, Carol.
What a superb image, and it's lovely to see the mantis's wings too.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 - 6:08 AM

Lovely! What amazing multicolour wings!
Could it be for a mating display? Great capture! IB

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Chinga
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28 Aug 2012 - 6:11 AM

Still trying to vote... Grin

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28 Aug 2012 - 12:34 PM

Wow............ great shot Carol!
Diane

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 4:53 PM

'Superfine {A++++} color Mantis Shot,' Carol! ~~ Wink

~ Peter

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
30 Aug 2012 - 11:08 AM

Not a great fan of these but! a super shot all the same, regards leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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